Airtightness Testing and the 2009 and 2012 IECC
Adopting better state energy codes is a significant achievement, but enforcing these codes at the local level will be the hard part.
The Model Energy Code (MEC) is a national standard. When local code jurisdictions are updating a building code, they can use MEC as a starting point for their energy efficiency requirements, saving them time and trouble. [continue reading]
California's energy standards for new buildings, known as Title 24, are being revised to make building energy savings more reliable. [continue reading]
Ventless gas heaters have seen sales take off over the past few years, buoyed by their low cost, attractive design, and high efficiency. [continue reading]
Since the mid-1970s, building code officials and energy professionals have developed and promoted energy codes throughout the United States. Some states have developed their own codes, while others have incorporated the national Model Energy Code, or MEC, into local building codes. [continue reading]
When the Iron Curtain opened in 1989, Westerners were shocked by the poor building performance in formerly Communist countries. [continue reading]
It’s become more apparent over the last five to ten years that the amount of energy we’...
Our new working paper explores healthy home concerns and behaviors among American homeowners and renters. We show that both groups ...